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Jordan Montana

Located in: Missouri River Country

Rising from the banks of Big Dry Creek and straddling Montana Highway 200, Jordan was founded in about 1896 by Arthur Jordan. He asked that the town take the name of a friend from Miles City who was also named Jordan. The first residence was Arthur Jordan's tent. Later he established a post office and store for this fledgling cow town.

Jordan and the surrounding expanse of range land is still very much cowboy country and the place retains an Old West flavor. False-front buildings on Main Street haven't changed much since the community's early days

.some are over 80 years old.

This seat of Garfield County is your entry to some of the most remote and beautiful mix of deep river canyons, badlands and prairie wilderness in the west. The most rugged of the terrain is part of the 1,100,000-acre Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge which surrounds Fort Peck Lake in a 200-mile-long strip. Wildlife abounds out here; antelope, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, sage grouse and numerous waterfowl make these wildlands their home.

The terrain between Jordan and Circle is famous amongst paleontologists for its fantastic fossil beds. Dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures once roamed here. In 1904, Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered near Jordan in the Hell Creek Formation. Jordan is near the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge and offers plenty of outdoor recreation. Hell Creek Recreation Area provides access to Fort Peck Lake and excellent water sports opportunities. Visitors can glimpse area history and fossil exhibits at the Garfield County Museum.

Jordan is located northeastern Montana, 84 miles northwest of Miles City at the junction of MT Highways 200 and 59.

Jordan Accommodations

A.C.E. Campground (1)
Hotel/Motel (2)
Private Campground (1)

Jordan Restaurants

Ice Cream/Yogurt Parlor (1)

All Jordan Businesses

Banking Service (1)
Chamber Of Commerce (1)
Church (3)
Marina (1)
Museum (1)
Outfitter/Guide (2)
Paleontological Excavation (1)
State Park (1)
Wildlife Refuge (1)
Working Ranch (2)

Cities near Jordan Montana

Fort Peck
Sand Springs
St. Marie

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